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SPE Live: Central and South America Energy Updates — What's the Latest?
Join us for this SPE Live 1-on-1 conversation with Aldo Flores-Quiroga, Former Deputy Secretary of Energy for Hydrocarbons at Mexico’s Ministry of Energy and Former Secretary General of the International Energy Forum, based out of Saudi Arabia.
In this episode, we will look to dive into the latest energy updates surrounding Central and South America, in particular – Brazil, Guyana, Mexico and Venezuela. Whereas Brazil and Guyana have embraced IOCs (international oil companies) for oil and gas developments, Mexico and Venezuela have largely alienated the IOCs and their potential investment dollars. So, have we learned anything here? What else don’t we know about where things are going for each of these countries, and why?
This SPE Live is categorized under the Management technical discipline.
Trent Jacobs (Moderator)
Trent Jacobs has been a journalist and communications specialist for 15 years, most of which have been spent covering the upstream oil and gas industry. He reports from his hometown of Houston and highlights new trends from the SPE’s largest technical conferences in North America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Areas of special focus include emerging technologies, advancements in reservoir engineering, and the energy transition. Read his articles in the JPT: https://jpt.spe.org/author/trent-jacobs
Dr. Aldo Flores-Quiroga is an expert in energy and foreign policy. He is currently Senior Advisor at FTI Consulting and Senior Fellow at the UT Energy Institute. He was Undersecretary of Energy for Hydrocarbons at Mexico’s Ministry of Energy (August 2016- November 2018), where he contributed in the opening of Mexico’s oil and gas industry and in the unprecedented OPEC-Non OPEC Declaration of Cooperation to stabilize the international crude oil market. During this period, he also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Pemex and CENAGAS. Dr. Flores was Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF) known as the producer-consumer dialogue, based in Saudi Arabia (January 2012-July 2016). He has published in English and Spanish on Mexican trade and energy policy; and has shared his perspectives on energy markets in CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, and CNBC.